Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM)!


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington proudly celebrates Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM)!


JDAIM shines a light on the disability community and the amazing impact they have on Jewish Greater Washington. Join us this February, and year-round, to raise awareness, champion the rights, and continue to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Together, in partnership with organizations and communities around the world, we can foster a more inclusive Jewish community that recognizes everyone’s value, dignity, and capabilities.

  • Sign up for events and volunteer opportunities.
  • Take action on February 15th for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day.
  • Explore resources to make our community more inclusive.
  • Be inspired by how our community’s organizations are working to be more inclusive.
  • Embrace the diversity of our shared human experience during the ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia.

Resource Fair for Teens and Adults with Disabilities

Save the date for Sunday, March 26th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, in Rockville, MD for a resource fair for teen and adults with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to independent living. Learn about job coaching, benefits, recreation, and more. No registration required. For questions, please contact [email protected]

Read Together & Connected for spotlights on the many opportunities to celebrate as a community.


For questions or other ways to get involved, email us at [email protected].



Blue Icon of three people, side-by-side, with long hair 1 in 4 American adults—61 million people—have some type of disability

48 million report some degree of hearing loss*
7 million report having a visual disability*
39 million have physical difficulties*
8 million have an intellectual disability, including 425,000 children*
1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition**

Blue Icon of Schoolhouse with flag 200,000 students in Jewish communities around the US have special needs**

Blue Icon of healthcare professional 18% of households in Greater Washington include a family member with a health limitation or disability***

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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***Data from the 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study, funded by The Morningstar Foundation


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Call (703) J-CARING (703-522-7464) to connect with a professional ready to assist you. Serving residents of DC, MD, and Northern VA, support is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All calls are confidential. Federation, JSSA, and our network of human service organizations are here for you.


2nd Annual Health & Harvest Fair

Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible